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Even after heavy rains, mosquitos not a problem in Savannah


The Chatham County Mosquito Control said over a month ago the start of mosquito season was starting off slowly, but to just wait until a heavy rain, and that could change everything.

Remember when it flooded at Gulfstream and then just this Monday, portions of downtown Savannah were soaked and flooded? Even after all those heavy rain events, Director Henry Lewandowski said we haven't had major problems countywide, and any mosquito problems have been very spotty and isolated. 

"I had five and half inches at my house on Wilmington Island, and still I've not encountered mosquito problems," he said.

In fact, this time last July, Lewandowski said it was common to receive 300 calls a day at the Chatham County Mosquito Control, and as of late, they've had 12 to 24 calls a day.

He did say they've seen many container breeders, or the ones that you'll find in standing water, like the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Lewandowski said those are the ones that hang out below the knee, and may land on you and fly away quickly, and they're daytime biters. 

It's also good news on the disease front: there are no indicators of West Nile Virus transmission, and he said they usually see West Nile by this time of year.

"Compared to the last three years, this is marvelous," he said.   

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